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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby mpattonm » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:44 am

frost wrote:Out of curiosity, what's the form factor of the board ?

Thank you. By the way, I have added motherboard 3D models to Github, if you want to have a look at it
https://github.com/salacpavel/F030NG

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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby sqward » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:25 am

I truly don't understand the use of a different DSP. This will immediately make it NOT compatible with Falcon and there will be hardly any software for it.

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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby christos » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:00 am

sqward wrote:I truly don't understand the use of a different DSP. This will immediately make it NOT compatible with Falcon and there will be hardly any software for it.


Well if it is in the same family it should be code be compatible (according to NXP), but i am pretty sure that incompatibilities will arise. How much incompatible it will be, i don't know.
I am also worried about the removal of the ejp's. That would make most games unplayable.

Anyway, assuming you can still find CPU and dsp in the market, as well as many of the peripheral chips, what would need to be recreated in order to have a new falcon without needing to find broken ones to canibalize?

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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby mpattonm » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:28 pm

christos wrote:Anyway, assuming you can still find CPU and dsp in the market, as well as many of the peripheral chips, what would need to be recreated in order to have a new falcon without needing to find broken ones to canibalize?

SDMA, Combel, Videl. Everything else is generic and available.

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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby shoggoth » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:21 am

The DSP is a bit worrysome tbh
Ain't no space like PeP-space.

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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby alienkidmj12 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:32 pm

this is so awesome, im glad the board is being recreated, such an awesome machine, if more people have one, then maybe more software development, its all looking good.

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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby alienkidmj12 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:35 pm

what happened to the external scsi connector :)

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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby mpattonm » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:34 pm

alienkidmj12 wrote:what happened to the external scsi connector :)

Replaced by an internal 50pin, but I plan to make plugin add-on with Falcon HD DSUB.

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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby swapd0 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:47 pm

What about using a fpga as cpu and use the 68080 core?

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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby swapd0 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:48 pm

I could be nice to use a fpga with the 68080 core as CPU...

PD: sorry I for the double post.


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